MRASA The Motorcycle Riders' Association of South Australia
Callington Oval #2, 2014 Toy Run
 
Welcome
  Welcome to the site of the Motorcycle Riders' Association of South Australia. The MRASA is the recognised voice for motorcycling with the Government. Please visit our about page for more information on what the MRASA is about.
 
 
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Motorcycle Helmet Rating Survey
  The Consumer Rating and Assessment of Safety Helmets (CRASH) is currently reviewing how the comfort rating is calculated and wishes to know what emphasis you would place on the 7 factors that make up the comfort score.

CRASH is run by a consortium of government agencies, insurance companies and the Australian Motorcycle Council which share a common interest in improving motorcycle safety. CRASH provides helmet buyers with independent and consistent information on the levels of protection from injury in a crash provided by motorcycle helmets and the comfort level of the helmet.

The 7 factors that make up the comfort score are:
  1. Visor's ability to resist fogging up
  2. Ability to seal out moisture
  3. Noise inside helmet
  4. Ventilation inside helmet
  5. Aerodynamic neck loading (a wind tunnel test)
  6. Helmet weight
  7. Peripheral view

For more information on the rating system go to https://crash.org.au/rating-system.html

To participate in the survey (closing 13th Dec 2021), please visit https://forms.gle/bUmwMvzxGTLjKMiW7

Changes to the SA Motorcycle Graduated Licensing Scheme
  Changes to South Australia's Motorcycle Graduated Licensing Scheme will come into effect on 22 November 2021. The enhancements to the Motorcycle Graduated Licensing Scheme aim to improve the safety of novice motorcyclists and other road users by ensuring riders have more experience before they can ride a motorbike under full licence conditions. The changes for motorcycle learner's permit holders include:
  • The minimum age for a learner's permit will be 18 years of age (exemptions exist).
  • You will be required to hold a motorcycle learner's permit for a minimum period of 12 months, regardless of your age or if you hold a full driver's licence for another class, before you will be eligible to apply for an R-DATE licence classification.
  • No pillion passengers or a passenger in a sidecar. This includes a person acting as a Qualified Supervising Driver.
  • No towing of any vehicle (i.e. a trailer).
  • If you are under the age of 25 years, no riding between the hours of midnight and 5am regardless of whether you hold a driver's licence for another class unless you meet the exemption criteria.
  • Restricted to an automatic motorcycle if you complete the Basic or Advanced Rider Safe Course or Practical Driving Assessment on a motorcycle with an automatic transmission.
The changes for R-DATE licence classification holders include:
  • Minimum age 19 years.
  • Must have zero Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) when you ride regardless of whether you hold a full driver's licence or provisional licence.
  • Must hold an R-DATE licence classification for a period 2 years before you will be permitted to ride motorcycles other than those on the Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme.
For a full list of details visit the My License website

Notification of MRASA Inc. Annual General Meeting for 2022
  The Annual General Meeting of the MRASA Inc. will be held at 7pm on Monday 21st February 2022 at the MSA Hall, 251 The Parade, Beulah Park.

All positions of the Association listed below will be declared vacant and the following positions on the 2022-2023 committee will be filled through election.
  • President (Executive committee member)
  • Vice President (Executive committee member)
  • Secretary (Executive committee member)
  • Treasurer (Executive committee member)
  • Road Safety Officer
  • Minutes Secretary
  • Webmaster
  • Membership Secretary
  • Register Liaison Officer
  • Stock Control Officer
  • General Committee Representatives (number unspecified until the AGM)
  • Magazine Editor
At this meeting the Auditor for the 2022-2023 year will be appointed. All current financial members of the MRASA Inc are eligible to stand for election to one or more of the positions. Nominations should be in writing to the Secretary of the Association prior to the beginning of the AGM and evidence of current membership must be provided. All members are invited to attend the meeting.

A proxy form allows you to nominate another financial member to vote on your behalf. The nomination form will allow you to nominate yourself or another financial member for a position on the committee. These forms are available using the links below.

Proxy Form 2022 (form and information combined)
Nomination Form 2022 (A4 with two forms per page)

Sub Committee representatives to the MRASA committee include
  • Toy Run
  • Scooter Club
  • SAMRATS
  • 4Bs
and will be elected by the sub-committee at meetings held within 4 weeks of the AGM.

MRASA Road Safety Strategy Workshop
  In support of the current request to restrict public gatherings, the MRASA Road Safety Strategy Workshop has been postponed. It has been rescheduled for 1pm to 4pm on Sunday 12th September 2021 subject to restrictions being lifted by then.

We hope you will be able to attend on the revised date. Your attendance and input to the workshop would be greatly appreciated. We look forward to seeing you on the day.

RSVP by Thursday 9th September 2021 to secretary@mrasa.asn.au or phone Cathy on 0408 853 380.

MRASA Membership Portal
  Members and public are advised the membership portal is now back online for renewals and applications. We apologise for any inconvenience caused during our transfer between service providers.
Riding Safe on the Road - SA Motor Winter 2021
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MRASA road safety advocate Harald Lindemann was interviewed by RAA Magazine with respect to riding safe on the road. View the magazine online or click on these links to view the article screenshots.

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MRASA Toy Run - 12 December 2021
  The Toy Run in 2021 will be held on Sunday December 12 - as usual on the second Sunday in December.

Due to the continuing uncertainty regarding major events because of Covid-19 the Toy Run Committee has decided that as in 2020 it will plan for a Toy Run that includes the Ride to the fair at Callington Oval but will keep open other options for the Toy Run open including the 'Drop & Go' style Toy Run that was so successful last year.

The MRASA acknowledges that riders were disappointed in 2020 that the Toy Run couldn't go ahead as originally planned and understands the high regard in which the event is held by riders, especially the opportunity to ride together en masse. Be assured we will do our best to to make this happen in 2021. If this doesn't pan out it's because we consider the health of our community paramount and want to do out bit to keep everyone healthy. And remember why we do it in the first place. The Toy Run - 'IT'S FOR THE KIDS'. It will still be a time of giving for for all of us, even if we can't ride together.

We will continue to post updates as new information comes to hand, both here and on the Toy Run Facebook page.

Harald Lindemann - 2021 Toy Run Coordinator   

MRASA Archives
  Here are the links to archived articles on the MRASA website.
These have been indexed by the year of posting.

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2020
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2018
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Meetings
  We welcome all interested people to attend our General Meetings. See the Meetings page for more details. MRASA Committee & General Meetings are held at the hall of Motorcycling South Australia, 251 The Parade Beulah Park.

The mid-year General Meeting will be held in July 2021.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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